Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers


Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

 main features of the 77th Venice Film Festival

The 79th Venice International Film Festival will run from August 31 toSeptember 10, 2022.

#VeniceProductionBridge#BiennaleCinema2020 Photo Gallery with 450 ambiance pictures English I French


Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects has successfully wrapped

La Biennale di Venezia is pleased to announce that the Venice Production Bridge (VPB) - the market for selected projects - held from September 1 to 6, 2022, during the 79. Venice International Film Festival, has successfully wrapped.

Above all we wish to express our thanks to all of the 2.477 Industry delegates who made the trip to Venice and made this edition of the Venice Production Bridge such a vibrant and productive event.
This figure presents an increase of 42,19% compared to last year. It's a full return of Industry attendance to the pre-pandemic levels of 2019 (even a little bit better).



The Venice Production Bridge has organised the 10th edition of its workshop programme, Final Cut in Venice (September 3 - 5). 63 projects directed by 68 filmmakers were submitted (17 by female directors and 51 by male directors), out of which 8 projects were selected (3 by female directors and 5 by male directors).
Between the 3rd and 4th of September, the 8 works-in-progress, including the projects in the framework of France in Focus supported by UNIFRANCE,  were presented in Sala Pasinetti (Palazzo del Cinema), followed by a Q&A, while on the 5th of September one-to-one meetings are organised between the project teams and financiers.
A total of 39 one-to-one meetings were organized for  the 8 selected projects (31 in 2021 for 6 selected projects ).

For the sixth year, La Biennale di Venezia gives a cash award of € 5,000 to support the Best film in post-production.

The La Biennale di Venezia Prize Jury, composed of Claire Diao (Sudu Connexion), Rasha Salti (ARTE France) and Gaetano Maiorino (True Colours), has awarded the film:

INSHALLAH A BOY, by Amjad Al Rasheed (Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar)
Producer: Rula Nasser (The Imaginarium Films).





More than 244 projects were submitted to the pre-selection of the Venice Gap Financing Market (238 in 2021) directed by 265 filmmakers, including 108 by female directors and 157 by male directors.
49 projects directed by 52 filmmakers were selected, of which 33 Fiction and Documentary and 16 VR Immersive Story projects. Out of these 23 by female directors and 29 by male directors.

The 49 Fiction and Documentary and Immersive Story projects, plus 11 Biennale College VR and 3 Biennale College Cinema projects, including the projects in the framework of France in Focus supported by UNIFRANCE and Taipei in Focus  supported by TAICCA, were presented across 3 days and 1074 one-to-one meetings have been organised  (949 in 2021).


31 publishers,  including the projects in the framework of Taipei in Focus  supported by TAICCA, participated in the 7th edition of the Book Adaptation Rights Market (26 in 2021). A total of 450 one-to-one meetings (415 in 2021) were organised with producers for the adaptation from page to the screen of literary rights.
Moreover we have add our own focus and this year, we have explored an unvaluable source of adaptations in films, TV series, gaming and immersive contents: the Comics and the Graphic novels.


The VPB has once again welcomed a considerable number of key Industry players and decision makers in order to cover all the initiatives.

The professionals who participated in the one-to-one meetings of the Venice Gap-Financing Market, Book Adaptation Rights Market, Final Cut in Venice and Online VPB Market screenings were producers, distributors, financiers, institutions, broadcasters, sales agents, VR -Immersive experts from companies such as A24Altitude Film Sales, Alpha Violet, Amazon Studios,  Arte France, Baobab Studios, Best Friend Forever, Bim Distribuzione, The Bureau Film Sales, Cattleya, Cofilloisirs, Curzon Artificial Eye, Diaphana,  Epic Games, Fandango, Film4, Films Boutique, Film Movement, Focus Features, Gutek Film, Hanway, HTC, Ingenious Media Investments, Les Films Du Losange, Le Pacte, LevelK, Lionsgate, Lucky Red, The Match Factory, Memento Films Distribution, Meta, MGM, MK2, MUBI, New Europe Film Sales, Netflix, Oculus VR, Orange, Playtime, Pluto Film, Protagonist Pictures, Pyramide International, Rai Cinema, Natexis/Coficiné, Sandman Studios,  Strand Releasing, StudioCanal UKSky Italia, Studio Canal, TAICCA, The Walt Disney Company, True Colours, UGC, Unifrance, Warner Bros., Wide, Wild Bunch, ZDF Enterprises.

These were joined by representatives from major festivals, markets and institutions, such as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Bankside Films, Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI)Berlinale, British Film Insitute,  BFI: Flare, Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, El Gouna Film Festival, European Film Market, Eye Film Museum, Doha Film Insitute,  IDFA, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Internationale Münchner Filmwochen, Institute of Contemporary Arts, Istituto Luce, Jeonju International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Luxembourg Film Fund, Marrakech Film Festival, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg, MoMA, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, NFDC – National Film Development Corporation,  Netherlands Film Fund, New Zealand International Film Festival, Quinzaine des Realisateurs, Red Sea International Film Festival, Sodec, SundanceSXSW, San Sebastian Film Festival, Sandbox Immersive Festival, StoryFutures Academy, TAICCA, The Gotham, Torino Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival,  Viennale, Wallimage amongst many others. 

In association with the European Commission and Creative Europe MEDIA ProgrammeLa Biennale di Venezia organised the Europe in Focus (3 - 4 September 2022), an event which  gathered key industry leaders from all over the world through 2 panels on the themes of VR/AR in Europe: A Flourishing Content Ecosystem and Creating European Stories Through Cross Cultural Networks: Presentation of th EWC and the Creative Connection.


A total of 41 panels and events have been held (28 in 2021), of which 36 international and 16 in streaming on the VPB Live Channel of the Venice Production Bridge.
Several of the panels can now be seen upon demand in the VPB Live Channel Archive.
We also held 4 Meet the creators sessions on the Venice Immersive Island, supported by Unifrance, StoryFutures Academy, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and VRBB, TAICCA. 
For any questions about the Venice Production Bridge and its different programmes and initiatives, please do not hesitate to contact the VPB team that can always be reached by email at 

For this edition it's goodbye from us and we hope to see you in Venice in 2023.


User images

About Mostra Internazionale d Arte Cinematografica Venice

Oldest festival in the world, MOSTRA is Non-specialised competitive event for features and shorts. Two competing sections and three Prizes: the Golden Lion, the Lion of the Year and the Lion of the Future to best director`s debut film.



View my profile
Send me a message